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SOHMI Shares New Single ‘Only One’

Today, Korean-American dance music sensation SOHMI releases her new single, ‘Only One’ on Permission / Thrive Music.

Buy / Stream ‘Only One’ https://thrive.fanlink.to/onlyone-S

Continuing to hone her unique ‘minimal pop-tech’ sound and multidimensional skills as a singer, songwriter, and producer, ‘Only One’ is a tantalizing addition to SOHMI’s growing catalog. Through dreamy tones and effervescent pop accents, SOHMI crafts a mesmerizing soundscape that makes one forget the urge to pin things down within the typical boundaries of genre. Steadily grooving  basslines, sultry vocals, and fluttering melodies, ‘Only One’ is an intoxicating breath of fresh air. ‘Only One’ serves as the second single off SOHMI’s upcoming Recital EP, due out early 2023, following her breakout hit ‘Somebody’. 

Regarding the track, SOHMI said, “I love that the final form of this song turned out so dreamy and feel-good, because it originally came from such a place of longing and sadness. I was stuck at home back in Korea quite sick with Covid, going on two weeks of government-imposed self-quarantine and isolation from my family who I had come to visit for the holidays and I just felt so helpless not to be able to spend any of the time with them that I had traveled so far to spend. The hook, “what do I do if I’m the only one?” came to me all of a sudden during one of the seemingly endless hours I’d spent locked up in my bedroom, and became the basis for the entire rest of the song. In many ways, the question represents a recurring fear I think we’ve all experienced at one point in our lives or another. And I guess the dreaminess of the song is also ultimately rooted in the escapism I was holding onto at the time for my sanity’s sake, and that feels really real to me.”

Overcoming societal stereotypes and parental pressures as a first generation Korean-American, SOHMI has earned herself a rare position in underground dance music not often seen from the world she comes from. Now based in Los Angeles, SOHMI spent most of her life growing up in Hong Kong and Korea before moving to NY to pursue a career in the music industry and eventually the world of tech and startups when she was 21. A graduate of Duke University, SOHMI eventually traded her expected traditional career path and background in tech for the chance to explore her creativity through the immersive house and techno scenes she’d come to love after a life-changing move to Los Angeles in 2016. Less than a year after launching her artist career, SOHMI performed at Ultra Korea 2019, where she was able to prove herself to her family and earned the support of her parents.

From becoming the first Korean-American resident of LA’s renowned underground house and techno club, Sound, to founding her own record label Permission, SOHMI’s acceleration through the electronic scene is nothing short of impressive. Newer to the scene with her debut release in 2020, SOHMI’s training as a classical pianist combined with her modern take on dance music as a producer and vocalist quickly won her places on the most revered stages in the music world. In 2022, SOHMI rose to new heights, performing at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lightning In A Bottle, and Electric Forest. Top talents such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kaskade, Boris Brejcha, and Hot Since 82 have hand selected SOHMI to open for their shows across the US, recognizing her undeniable and far-ranging talent.

SOHMI invites fans to get lost in the otherworldly sounds of her new single ‘Only One’. 
 Upcoming Tour Dates
January 20 – Portland, OR – 45 East
February 3 – Dallas, TX – It’ll Do Club
February 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Skyline Festival
March 3 – Austin, TX – The Concourse Project

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